Sony Pictures Releasing International top brass expect two major markets to push The Smurfs 2 past the threshold this weekend. The family animation stands at more than $191.6m and opens in China and Australia.
Elysium has grossed $105.3m and should deliver another solid hold weekend, while White House Down on $66.6m arrives in a further 14 markets including the UK and Spain. One Direction: This Is US on $17.7m opens in German-speaking Europe this weekend.
2 Guns rolls out in a further 11 markets including Hong Kong. This Is The End stands at $18m. Lake Bell’s Sundance premiere In A World opens in the UK.
Fox International executives will expect Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters to nudge closer to $100m in a weekend that sees debuts in Spain, Italy and Argentina as well as nine other markets.
The Wolverine has amassed $234.3m and arrives in Japan. The Internship on $38.7m opens in Mexico and Sundance thriller The East debuts in Australia. DreamWorks Animations’ The Croods stands at $400.8m and Turbo has reached $78.1m.
Monsters University stands at $462m through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International and opens in South Korea. Planes has reached $44.7m and opens in Brazil and Mexico, while The Lone Ranger on $155.6m has only got China to go on Oct 5.
Riddick opened in several markets last weekend through Lionsgate International day-and-date with North America and stands at more than $9.1m. The action sequel arrives in Australia, Russia and Spain this weekend.
Now You See Me has amassed more than $200m. The Impossible has taken more than $7.4m from the early stages in China and more than $160m internationally. Red 2 on more than $66.7m opens in Germany.
Pain And Gain arrives in France, French-speaking Switzerland, Thailand and Sweden this weekend through Paramount Pictures International and has grossed more than $25m from the relatively early stages.